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Seton Hall Maryland Basketball

Maryland forward Bruno Fernando reacts after Seton Hall called a timeout during a game last month. Fernando hit the Huskers with 21 points, nine rebounds five assists and two blocks in last season's game.

Maryland (10-3, 1-1 Big Ten)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Anthony Cowan; 6-0; Jr.; 16.5; 3.9

G Eric Ayala; 6-5; Fr.; 9.2; 2.6

G Darryl Morsell; 6-5; So.; 9.8; 3.9

F Bruno Fernando; 6-10; So.; 14.5; 9.6

F Jalen Smith; 6-10; Fr.; 11.9; 7.2

Nebraska (11-2, 1-1)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Glynn Watson; 6-0; Sr.; 13.6; 4.2

G James Palmer; 6-6; Sr.; 19.6; 3.8

G Thomas Allen; 6-1; So.; 8.8; 2.3

F Isaac Copeland; 6-9; Sr.; 14.4; 5.6

F Isaiah Roby; 6-8; Jr.; 10.1; 6.0

Scouting: Bruno Fernando brutalized Nebraska inside last season, finishing with 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. He's been a force again this season, and is joined by 6-foot-10 freshman Jalen Smith to give the Terps one of the longest frontcourts in the Big Ten. Nebraska will need Isaiah Roby, Tanner Borchardt and Brady Heiman to play well.

Trending: Since the loss to Minnesota, Nebraska is shooting 47 percent from three-point range (43-for-91) over its last four games. Keep that up — and force Maryland's bigs to come out of the paint and guard the three-point line — and the Huskers will have an advantage.

Forecasting: With the upcoming schedule, any wins Nebraska can rack up are golden. Especially if they come on the road. NU has played well in College Park, and this season brings its most talented team to Maryland. It's a difficult matchup with Maryland's length, but the Huskers could very well be the second-best team the Terps have seen this season, behind Virginia.

— Chris Basnett

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.

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Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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